Crescent ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 17 May 2028 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Pisces.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 16 May 2028 at 10:43.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1897".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2028 after 20 days on 7 June 2028 at 06:09.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 350 of Meeus index or 1303 from Brown series.
Length of current 350 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 29 minutes. It is 2 hours and 18 minutes longer than next lunation 351 length.
Length of current synodic month is 15 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 54 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠243.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠278.2°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 09:55, this is 11 days after last perigee on 5 May 2028 at 10:31 in ♍ Virgo. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 31 May 2028 at 06:18 in ♍ Virgo.
This apogee Moon is 404 276 km (251 205 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 132 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 433 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
3 days after its ascending node on 13 May 2028 at 20:46 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 28 May 2028 at 00:41 in ♌ Leo.
3 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
6 days after previous South standstill on 11 May 2028 at 03:45 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.961°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠25.917° in the next northern standstill on 25 May 2028 at 14:09 in ♊ Gemini.
After 6 days on 24 May 2028 at 08:16 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.